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all over the country and in my hometown of baltimore, which has charter schools but in baltimore's charter schools, the teachers are unioned and the parents have a lot of stay. they are not owned by private companies. nonprofit groups are helping to manage the schools. it is a very different situation. i think what's happening on this teach the test, rahm emanuel puts his kids in the lab school. a great school. the head of the lab school said at the beginning of the strike, believe in testing. i don't believe in these kind of tests for our children. his own kids don't have to work for that. >> this is the point. i've been at elite, you taught at elite universities, princeton and others, that have gone away from using s.a.t.s for their entrance requirements. this he recognize that the main thing that standardized tests tell us is about the educational and economic situation of the family. if your family has some wealth, if your family has college educated people, you do well on standardized tests and they have very little to do with what's going on in the classroom. >> what a poli
night. the real refs got a standing ovation before thursday night's browns/ravens game in baltimore. here is what makes that scene hilarious. ask any sports fan, player or coach, the least popular man or woman on the field is the one holding the wlislhistle. people hate referees. that is partly as a function. despite the striped uniforms, they are meant to be invisible. we only notice them when they mess up or as it seems when they are gone and not there doing their jobs as professionals. allow me a metaphor of my own. to me, this is part of the labor image we all need to see in america as a whole. these individual maligned individuals at the bottom of the pay scale and the bottom of the status scale within the game of football are the key to its fairness and legitimacy. people will still watch the nfl and deal with and live in america even if it manages to crush unions. the lesson i take away is the absence of real professionals really makes a difference. thank you, 47%. now, forget the chicago teachers' strike, folks. it seems all it took for politicians to pay attention to labor
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